Labour – Midwifery Essentials Vol 3 (2nd ed)

Helen Baston Jennifer Hall


This second guide in the Midwifery Essentials Series covers midwifery care for women in the antenatal period, considering: models of antenatal care; booking history; health in pregnancy; monitoring maternal physical and emotional wellbeing; blood tests in pregnancy; antenatal screening for fetal abnormality; monitoring fetal wellbeing during antenatal care, and preparing for the birth.

England 2nd edition June 2017

SKU: MI3590 Author: ,

This third guide in the Midwifery Essentials series covers midwifery care during Labour, covering: early assessment and admission in labour, the first stage of labour, non-pharmacological methods of coping with labour, using water in labour, pharmacological methods of pain relief, induced or accelerated labour, second stage of labour, third stage of labour,caesarean birth, and perineal repair.

This is one of a series of Midwifery Essentials guides (BasicsAntenatalLabourPostnatal, Infant Feeding) which provide students with the essential information needed for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth. The series started from the popular Midwifery Basics articles in The Practising Midwife, and are written by senior midwifery lecturers. The guides are user-friendly and include activities, scenarios, diagrams, further resources, and information tables eg basic procedures and drug schedules.

England 2nd edition June 2017


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Early assessment and admission in labour

Chapter 3 The first stage of labour

Chapter 4 Non-pharmacological methods of coping with labour

Chapter 5 Labour and birth in a pool

Chapter 6 Pharmacological methods of pain relief

Chapter 7 Induced or accelerated labour

Chapter 8 The second stage of labour

Chapter 9 The third stage of labour

Chapter 10 Caesarean birth

Chapter 11 Perineal repair

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